Hi ... I hope I can be your host and offer a great experience staying in my city centre apartment! Recently awarded 'Excellence' by Tripadvisor!
Please note this apartment is my home - it is not an empty sterile apartment - if you are looking for such a location - better to pay the higher rates elsewhere .... otherwise i really hope i can welcome you to my home and give you loads of local information and tips!
l check my email constantly and endeavour to reply to all emails very promptly as I know it helps you plan ... PLEASE CONTACT ME TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY BEFORE YOU SEND A BOOKING REQUEST ... Thanks!
This listing is for a large bedroom with a SuperKing Size bed! my entire apartment which consists of two such bedrooms (each with a super king size bed!) More than two younger children could sleep in the super king size beds.
The other bedroom is Dublin Centre Home from Home Room 6 and the apartment can be booked entirely - Dublin Centre Home from Home Apt C
There is a nice bathroom (shared) with a good spacious shower.
I am 4 minutes walk from the Luas (tram) Red line which is a direct link to the National Convention Centre but I am within very easy walking distance of anywhere in the city centre! I am also a minute's walk from the number 83 bus going to the centre, the south side and the north side, stopping just outside the Botanic Gardens!
Please check the availability of each listing I offer on it's calender as they can differ ..... thanks! - its always worthwhile to message me anyway ... as I can sometimes have availability at the last minute!
If you would like any hints on what to do around Dublin or indeed in planning an itinerary around just get in touch! I also love history and have a keen interest in photography and am happy to point you towards some Dublin gems!
It's nice to know who might be coming to stay so if you can please fill me in just a little on your group and your overall travel plans!
I live in Dublin city centre in Smithfield just 10 mins walk from the heart of Dublin and it's principal 'boulevard' O'Connell Street and the cool social/bar/restaurant quarter - Temple Bar.
In addition there is a host of shops/restaurants/bars located just steps from your Dublin home from home - see the gallery of pics for some cool places at your doorstep!
I have a lot of experience in hosting people and showing people my city – I love talking about recent irish history and my apartment looks onto the Four Courts building – one of the many historical buildings in Dublin! I can leave you to your own schedule or am happy to suggest good things to do and see, both in Dublin and in the surrounding countryside and beyond .... from galleries and museums to shopping to country / historical walks – just ask – I am happy to point you in the right direction – Dublin awaits you!
There are many tourist attractions such as Jameson Distillery and National Museum, Collins Barracks along with the famous Cobblestone Bar, renowned for irish music and a good pint of Guinness, right at your doorstep! Just across Dublin's principal river, the Liffey, is St. James' Gate - home of Guinness since 1759!
Parking is available at an additional cost - I have negotiated a reduced 24 hour fee of €10 at a nearby secure carpark or you can opt for the overnight rate of €4 from (phone number hidden).
- free wifi,
- flat screen TV,
- Satellite channels
- luggage scales,
- Dublin guidebook,
- free tourist map,
- all linen provided,
- use of electric shower,
- straight / gay friendly,
- breakfast pack included,
- located in the heart of Dublin,
- option to use cooking facilities,
- other meals available at small cost,
- minutes from shops/restaurants/bars,
- airport pick-ups at small cost available,
- reduced parking fee - nearby secure carpark,
- gps available for hire for those renting a car,
- new Irish sim card and phone available at small cost,
- lockable room - small refundable deposit for apt keys,
- discretion ...
10 minutes walk from Temple Bar, Dublin's main social scene and party area!!
transport offered to Glendalough National Park and other places of interest at fraction of normal tourist cost ....
If you have any questions about visiting Ireland please message me - happy to help you any way i can - wherever you end up staying! Though hopefully a little while with me!!
Wow. What a great host. Rory dealt with my crazy travel changes and has been my de facto travel agent since arriving. I would have booked a whole week with him, but he advised me to explore the west of Ireland (costing himself several nights of me staying there). I'm halfway through my driving trip and it is absolutely magical out here. I can't thank Rory enough. He is a perfect host and an even better person. You can't go wrong staying with him.
Rory is amazing. He knows so much about Dublin and can advise about where to eat, drink, what to do and see in the area around Dublin. He helped me to book everything from tours to taxis to accommodations. He was always cheerfully answering emails, providing key advice, and even knows a bit about curing an Irish cold! And we had a good deal of fun getting to know each other. I feel I have a new and supportive friend in Dublin for sure. Thanks, Rory, for your sense of humor and wonderful hospitality.
Rory is an outstanding host. Right from the beginning of our stay he did everything he could to make us feel right at home. From offering us drinks and food to printing off our boarding passes and organising taxis all over Dublin! He even baked us scones! Rory is an entertaining host who you can trust to look after you at all times! Highly recommend!
Rory is a nice lad, chatty and easy going. He will give you tips about the city, where to have good food, nice pubs, etc.
The apartment was clean, the bed was comfortable and the room was warm (important detail imho!). The apartment is also located 10-15 minutes walking from the Temple Bar area, I never took a bus/tram during my stay, there's no need for that.
Overall my experience was positive. :-)
Rory is a great guy! He knows tons of valuable information and is super friendly and open! We really enjoyed staying with him! Great room clean and comfy!
Rory was very helpful. He gave us a map, offered us some local recommendations and he even baked a fresh breakfast for us and the other guests. The bed was nice and clean. From the location we could walk in 10minutes to shopping streets and the north city center.
The only disadvantage: The floor. especially the carpeted floor was not that clean.
Rory is a great host! He was 100% available if we needed anything, and seemed to adjust well to our preferences. So very genuine and full of great info!
The room was great- super comfy bed, clean, perfect. The location is great- just a quick tram ride from everything, and 100% walkable if you are feeling good. Very nice shared shower, about average clean. One potential issue to be aware of- there is a pump for the shared bathroom next door that makes a good bit of noise when it turns on and off, and there were folks talking and laughing outside of the window until pretty late (and you have to keep the window open in summer or it would be too hot). In any case, no problem for us at all, as we had a few drinks and fell right asleep. Would look for the room across the hall, without the pump and facing away from the social spaces behind the houses in the block if you need quiet .
Nous avons passé 2 jours & 3 nuits très agréables dans cet appartement équipé de façon moderne et élégante ! Rory est un hôte "aux petits oignons", qui se soucie du bien-être de ceux qu'il reçoit, et cherche constamment à améliorer ce qui peut l'être. Le lit est très confortable, l'emplacement de la chambre assure des nuits au calme ! Et nous avons eu la chance, le dernier matin, de goûter, pour le petit-déjeuner, aux muffins faits maison par Rory himself !
Rory was friendly and helpful He allowed us to arrive late in the evening.
We enjoyed the huge bed but due to the fact that Rory just moved in this flat some imperfections remained. I have no doubt this glitches will be addressed shortly. It was nonetheless a positive experience.